Star Entertainment secures exclusive slots rights in Sydney

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Star Entertainment secures exclusive slots rights in Sydney Regions: Oceania Australia 2nd June 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Star Sydney, Star Entertainment Group’s property in Australia’s largest city, has reopened for business, with the operator announcing a deal that gives it exclusive rights to offer slots in the market. Topics: Casino & games Strategy The Star Sydney, Star Entertainment Group’s property in Australia’s largest city, has reopened for business, with the operator announcing a deal that gives it exclusive rights to offer slots in the market.Yesterday’s (1 June) opening was announced alongside a new, 20-year flat tax structure that begins from the operators’ 2022 fiscal year, which starts on 1 July, 2021. This will see table game revenue taxed at 29% of gross revenue until 2041.For electronic gaming machines, the venue will pay a 32% tax on revenue until 2024, which then rises to 33% between 2025 and 2027, then to 34% for the following 14 years.As part of this agreement, it will continue to serve as the sole casino operator permitted to offer slots in the Sydney market. This, the operator said, “provide regulatory certainty” for the business.Should the NSW government permit the city’s other casino, Crown Resorts’ Crown Sydney, to launch slots at any point, it would be entitled to financial compensation, Star Entertainment noted.Any other material changes to regulatory controls applicable to the venue before 30 June 2041 would also result the operator being able to claim compensation. This could be trigged by changes in the cap on gaming units – with no limits on tables or multi-terminal machines, and a 1,500 cap on slots currently in place – or changes to operating hours or caps on jackpots or prizes.News of the agreement comes after Star Sydney reopened to customers from 1 June, having shut its doors as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on 23 March. This saw its private gaming rooms, plus 12 food and beverage venues within the casino, resume operations.For the time being up to 500 loyalty club members will be allowed into the casino, on an invite-only basis, with additional visitors allowed into its two hotels, and fine dining restaurants, which will have maximum capacities of 50.The reopening will see social and spatial distancing measures imposed, as well as additional hygiene and cleaning measures in place. The plan has been developed in consultation with two independent health experts, and complies with the NSW government guidance.“The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff is paramount,” Star Entertainment managing director and chief executive officer Matt Bekier said. “This first step in the re-opening enables us to welcome back a material number of employees and to re-engage with our guests in a safe environment.“The restrictions mean that business volumes will be significantly below normal levels,” he said. “We are focused on conservatively managing the business to provide us with the confidence for the next stage of returning our properties to more normal conditions as restrictions unwind.”In April the operator announced that operating expenses had been reduced to $10m per month while its Sydney casino and two venues in Queensland remained closed. The limited reopening, however, is expected to mean outgoings will increase to $20m in June, mainly as a result of staff costs and costs of goods sold.last_img read more

Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA LIVE: Best way to watch Hungary vs…

first_img Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Formula 1 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA LIVE: Best way to watch Hungary vs France LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA LIVE: Best way to watch Hungary vs France LIVE streaming in your country, India –  France will take on Hungary Ferenc Puskas Stadium on Saturday in the second round of fixtures in Group F.France managed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Germany in the opening fixture of their Euro 2020 campaign and would be looking to advance into the Round of 16 with another win over Hungary. 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The telecast of the same will be available on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 3 (in Hindi) channels from June 11, 2021, to July 12, 2021. The live stream of the games will also be available on the Sony LIV app.Where will Euro 2020 be held?Euro 2020 will take place from June 12, 2021.When will Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA be Started? – DateEuro 2020 HUN vs FRA will start on June 19, 2021.What Time Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA Will begin? TimeEuro 2020 HUN vs FRA Will begin at 6:30 PM ISTEuro 2020 HUN vs FRA LIVE: Best way to watch Hungary vs France LIVE streaming in your country, IndiaALSO READ: Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your countryWhat are the venues for Euro 2020? – VenueEURO 2020 – The host cities: The host cities for the Euro 2020 are London, Seville, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Budapest, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Rome, Munich, Baku and Saint PetersburgFans can find their local UEFA EURO 2020 broadcaster(s) below. Check the relevant broadcast schedules for precise details of how to watch.All information is subject to change.Afghanistan: SonyAlbania: RTSH/SuperSportAlgeria: beIN SportsAmerican Samoa: ESPN/UnivisionAndorra: TF1/Mediaset Spain/M6Anguilla: ESPNAngola: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueAntigua & Barbuda: ESPNArgentina: Direct TVArmenia: Armenia TV CJSCAruba: ESPN/NOS/Direct TVAustralia: OptusAustria: ORFAzerbaijan: AzTV/Public TV AzerbaijanBahamas: ESPNBahrain: beIN SportsBangladesh: SonyBarbados: ESPNBelarus: Belarus TVBelgium: VRT/RTBFBenin: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueBermuda: ESPNBhutan: SonyBolivia: Tigo Bolivia/Direct TVBonaire: Direct TV/NOS/ESPNBosnia and Herzegovina: Nova BH/SportklubBotswana: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueBrazil: GlobosatBritish Virgin Islands: ESPNBulgaria: BNT/NovaBurkina Faso: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueBurundi: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueCambodia: CTNCameroon: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueCanada: Bell Media/TVACape Verde: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueCayman Islands: ESPNCentral African Republic: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueChad: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueChile: Direct TVPR China: CCTV/Super SportsColombia: Win Sports/Direct TVComoros: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueCongo Republic: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueCosta Rica: Teletica Canal 7/Repretel TV/SKY MéxicoCroatia: HRT/SportklubCuba: ESPNCuraçao: Direct TV/NOS/ESPNCyprus: CyBCCzech: Republic Česká televizeDenmark: DKDR/NENT Group DenmarkDR Congo: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueDjibouti: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueDominica: ESPNDominican Republic: SKY MéxicoEcuador: Direct TVEgypt: beIN SportsEl Salvador: SKY MéxicoEquatorial Guinea: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueEritrea: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueEstonia: ERREthiopia: Star Times/SuperSportFalkland Islands: ESPNFaroe Islands: NENT Group DenmarkFiji: Digicel/FBCFinland: YLEFrance: M6/TF1French Guyana: Direct TV/ESPN/M6/TF1French Polynesia: Digicel/M6/TF1French Southern and Antarctic Lands: M6/TF1Gabon: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueGambia: Star Times/SuperSportGeorgia: GPBGermany: ARD/ZDFGhana: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueGreece: Antenna TVGreenland: NENT Group DenmarkGrenada: ESPNGuadeloupe: Direct TV/ESPN/M6/TF1Guam: ESPN/UnivisionGuatemala: RT Guatemala/SKY MéxicoGuinea: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueGuinea Bissau: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueGuyana: Direct TV/ESPNHaiti: ESPNHonduras: SKY MéxicoHong Kong SAR: PCCWHungary: MTVAIceland: Stod 2 SportIndia & Indian Sub-Continent: SonyIndonesia: MNC/Mola TV/RCTIIn-flight: IMG In-Flight UKIran: beIN SportsIraq: beIN SportsIreland: RTÉIsrael: CharltonItaly: RAI/Sky ItaliaIvory Coast: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueJamaica: ESPNJapan: WOWOWJordan: beIN SportsKazakhstan: SaranKenya: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ Afrique/KTNKiribati: DigicelKosovo: RTK/DigitAlbKuwait: beIN SportsKyrgyzstan: SaranLatvia: TV3 Sport LatviaLebanon: beIN SportsLesotho: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueLiberia: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueLibya: beIN SportsLithuania: LNKMacau SAR: TDMMadagascar: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueMalawi: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueMalaysia and Brunei Darussalam: RTM Malaysia/Astro Sports MalaysiaMaldives: SonyMali: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueMalta: PBSMariana Islands: ESPN/UnivisionMartinique: M6/TF1/ESPN/Direct TVMauritania: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueMauritius: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueMayotte: Canal+ Afrique/Star Times/M6/TF1Mexico: SKY MéxicoMidway: ESPN/UnivisionMoldova: GMGMonaco: M6/TF1Mongolia: UnitelMontenegro: SportklubMontserrat: ESPNMorocco: beIN SportsMozambique: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueNamibia: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueNauru: DigicelNepal: SonyNetherlands: NOSNevis: ESPNNew Caledonia: M6/TF1New Zealand: Sky New ZealandNicaragua: SKY MéxicoNiger: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueNigeria: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueNiue: DigicelNorth Macedonia: SportklubNorway: NRK/TV2Oman: beIN SportsPakistan: SonyPalestine (Gaza Strip & West Bank): beIN SportsPanama: SKY MéxicoPapua New Guinea: DigicelParaguay: Tigo Paraguay/Direct TVPeru: Direct TVPoland: TVPPortugal: Sport TV PortugalPuerto Rico: ESPN/UnivisionQatar: beIN SportsRéunion: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ Afrique/M6Romania: ProTVRussia: Channel One/Match TV/RTRRwanda: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSaba: ESPN/Direct TV/NOSSan Marino: RAI/Sky ItaliaSão Tomé and Príncipe: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSaudi Arabia: beIN SportsSenegal: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSerbia: Nova S/SportklubSeychelles: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSierra Leone: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSlovakia: RTV SlovakiaSlovenia: Sport TV/SportklubSolomon Islands: DigicelSomalia: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSouth Africa: SuperSport/South Sudan: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSportSpain: Mediaset SpainSri Lanka: SonySt Barts: ESPN/Direct TV/M6/TF1St Christopher: ESPNSt Eustatius: ESPN/Direct TV/NOSSt Helena & Ascension: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSt Kitts: ESPNSt Lucia: ESPNSt Martin: ESPN/Direct TV/NOS/M6/TF1St Pierre and Miquelon: ESPN/Direct TV/M6/TF1St Vincent & the Grenadines: ESPNSub-Saharan Africa: Star TimesSudan: beIN Sports/Star Times/SuperSportSuriname: ESPN/Direct TV/Canal+ AfriqueSwaziland: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueSweden: SVT/TV4Switzerland: SRGSyria: beIN SportsTahiti: DigicelTaiwan/Chinese Taipei: Eleven SportsTajikistan: SaranTanzania: Azam Media Ltd/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueTimor Leste: ETOTogo: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueTokelau: DigicelTonga: DigicelTortola: ESPNTrinidad & Tobago: ESPNTunisia: beIN SportsTurkey: TRTTurkmenistan: SaranTurks & Caicos Islands: ESPNTuvalu: DigicelUganda: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueUkraine: Media Group UkraineUnited Arab Emirates: beIN SportsUnited Kingdom: BBC/ITVUnited States of America: ESPN/UnivisionUruguay: Direct TVUS Virgin Islands: ESPN/UnivisionUzbekistan: SaranVanuatu: DigicelVatican City: RAI/Sky ItaliaVenezuela: Direct TVVietnam: VTV VietnamWallis & Futuna: M6/TF1Western Sahara: beIN SportsYemen: beIN SportsZambia: Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ AfriqueZimbabwe: ZBC/Star Times/SuperSport/Canal+ Afrique Euro 2020 HUN vs FRA LIVE: Best way to watch Hungary vs France LIVE streaming in your country, IndiaEURO 2020 Full Schedule / EURO 2020 Points Table / EURO 2020 Groups / EURO 2020 Teams / Euro 2020 Live Streaming Details / Euro 2020 Top Scorers Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country By Kunal Dhyani – June 19, 2021 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Football Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Previous articleIND vs NZ LIVE: Australian skipper Aaron Finch questions, ‘why 3 reviews for India & New Zealand in WTC Final’Next articleWTC FInal: Kane Williamson lauds Virat Kohli, says he “changed the game with his hunger to push boundaries’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tempted by the GSK share price? Here are 3 things you should know

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Tempted by the GSK share price? Here are 3 things you should know Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: GSK Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Roland Head As a shareholder, I admit the GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) share price hasn’t been a dazzling performer in recent years. But if you’d held Glaxo shares for the last 10 years and reinvested the dividends, you’d have doubled your money. In my view, chief executive Emma Walmsley is doing the right things to move the business forward. I expect this FTSE 100 stock to continue to provide attractive income and capital gains for patient investors. Indeed, I’m hoping to buy more shares in the near future. Here are three reasons why I rate GSK as a buy.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…1. Taking the long view on coronavirusMany pharma stocks have rocketed this year, due to hopes they’ll be the first to discover a vaccine for coronavirus. GSK’s share price has lagged behind by comparison, but I don’t think investors should be too concerned.Glaxo makes around one-third of its profits from vaccines and is a big player in this sector. The firm is involved in several collaborations to develop a vaccine for Covid-19. However, the group’s main focus is on technical solutions to help improve the effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine, and defend against future outbreaks.This may seem less exciting than a direct hunt for a magic bullet cure, but I suspect it’ll drive a stronger financial performance over the medium term.2. Climbing the patent cliffWe don’t hear much about the patent cliff anymore, but it’s still a real problem. Patent expiry on popular medicines tends to result in the introduction of cheap generic competitors.A good example is Glaxo’s Advair asthma drug. FTSE 100 rival Hikma Pharmaceuticals is currently in the late stages of introducing a generic alternative. Advair has been a big seller for GSK for many years, but US sales fell by 40% during the first quarter of this year, due to generic competition.I think GSK’s share price is under pressure because the firm hasn’t yet matched rival AstraZeneca‘s success in finding new big sellers. However, I expect the situation to gradually improve over the next few years. In the meantime, I think there’s another potential catalyst that could give Glaxo stock a boost.3. GSK share price could rise after splitGlaxoSmithKline currently has a rather unfashionable conglomerate structure. Its pharmaceutical businesses are grouped together with a consumer healthcare operation which owns brands such as Sensodyne, Panadol and Nicorette.Consumer brands like this are attractive assets, in my view. They generate reliable cash flows from regular repeat purchases by millions of customers. But it’s a quite different business to developing pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines and cancer treatments.Walmsley seems to agree. Over the next couple of years, she’s planning to separate GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer business into a company listed on the London stock market. The end result should be two more tightly-focused companies, with stronger finances. I believe splitting the group should lead to a higher valuation for both sides of the business.At current levels, GSK’s share price values the stock at 14 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 4.9%. I see this as a good level to buy for a long-term position Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Roland Head owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Lloyds share price: who’d buy a share down 45% in a year? I would!

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 | More on: LLOY Image source: Getty Images. Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Monday was the first trading day of 2021 and already Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) has seen its shares slip. Yesterday, the Lloyds share price closed down 1.6p at 34.84p, which was 4.4% lower to start the year. If you were a Lloyds shareholder before or throughout 2020, then you have my sympathy. In the past 12 months, Lloyds has crashed by almost half (44.8%) in a sickening roller-coaster ride for its owners. But, in the words of PM Boris Johnson (and Winston Churchill before him), I see ‘sunlit uplands’ ahead for the Black Horse bank when life returns to a post-pandemic normal.The Lloyds share price loves to fallRanked by share-price performance, Lloyds was #95 in the FTSE 100 for 2020. Alas, this was just the latest in a long line of bad years for Lloyds shareholders, tens of thousands of whom work for the group. For the record, the Lloyds share price is also down 28.8% over two years, 46.1% over three years and 50.5% over five years. In short, being a Lloyds owner has been a thankless task for the past half-decade. But I am optimistic that when Lloyds stops the rot, shareholders will enjoy bumper returns as the bank recovers and strengthens.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Lloyds had a hard 2020At the current Lloyds share price, the group is valued at a mere £24.7bn. That’s a very modest market capitalisation for the UK’s biggest bank with over 26 million customers. It’s also a low price tag to pay for a business that made £3bn of statutory pre-tax profit in 2019. Alas, thanks to Covid-19, 2020 was a very different ball game for Lloyds. Being the UK’s biggest lender to individuals and businesses in the worst pandemic for 100 years — and the biggest economic collapse in three centuries — hasn’t been ideal.With the UK locked down for much of the first half of 2020, Lloyds’ half-year results were pretty gruesome. This was largely due to £3.8bn of reserves set aside to cover bad debts and loan losses. However, generous government support for workers and businesses helped to cushion the blow later in 2020. As a result, Lloyds actually made a pre-tax profit of £1bn in the third quarter. Yet the Lloyds share price declined steeply after the summer, falling to a lifetime low of 23.59p on 22 September.My bullish case for LloydsIf long-term Lloyds shareholders have almost lost heart, then consider this. Today, the share price is almost half (47.7%) higher than its September low. Back then, I said the shares offered a lifetime of value at such depressed prices. Despite the recent rebound, my view has yet to change significantly.For me, Lloyds offers one of the highest exposures to post-pandemic recovery, yet at relatively low risk. Although it will make a loss in 2020 and pays no dividend at present, this will change in 2021. News of the resumption of quarterly cash dividends could come as soon as next month. When dividends return, these shares will look much more attractive. And this news should inject new life into the Lloyds share price. Finally, Lloyds has a rock-solid balance sheet stuffed with low-risk home mortgages. Thus, for me, it’s a one-way bet on recovery. That’s why I’d happily buy these shares today, ideally inside my ISA, to enjoy a lifetime of tax-free dividends and capital gains! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Lloyds share price: who’d buy a share down 45% in a year? I would! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

4 UK dividend shares to buy now

first_img jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Morrisons and Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. UK dividend shares provide me with good income potential. By the nature of the shares, I should receive a regular dividend paid into my bank account as a shareholder. Not all stocks pay out a dividend though. High-growth and early stage companies often forgo a dividend in order to reinvest the cash back into the business. This helps to fund future growth. Therefore, UK dividend shares tend to be more mature businesses that have reached a steady state. Here are four dividend shares I’d buy now.Looking at utilitiesUtilities are a good example of a steady industry that contains some mature businesses paying out dividends. Two examples here are United Utilities and Severn Trent. Both companies operate water services. UU mainly services the North West, while Severn Trent has broader coverage around the UK. As far as dividend yields go, UU comes in a 4.79% and Severn Trent at 4.58%.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Given the state of the industry, the pandemic hasn’t impacted either business too much. In a recent trading update, Severn Trent noted that “we remain confident of delivering our full-year results in line with expectations and prior guidance.” There seems little room to worry me that the dividends are going to be cut in the near future. For the outlook, again I don’t see a massive slump in demand because the water services provided are a necessity for customers.What are the risks? Personally, I think these are good dividend shares for me to buy now. However, one risk is the increased regulation and spotlight on sustainable services. These initiatives include the Government’s Green Recovery and the UN Race to Net Zero. To meet these standards and be seen as supporting these causes, large spending and investment in likely needed from both companies. This could drain available funds, and potentially impact the amount available for dividends.Supermarket shares to buy nowA second mature industry that leans on dividend payouts is the supermarkets sector. Two examples that I like are Tesco and WM Morrison. The current dividend yields are 4.35% and 4.01% respectively. The pandemic saw demand remaining strong for this market, it being one of the few retail segments on the high street to maintain ground during 2020. For example, Tesco group sales grew 6.6% for the first half of the year, in comparison to the same period of 2019. The reason I like these supermarkets as dividend shares to buy now is the diversified nature of products sold. In H1 2020, Tesco saw food sales up 9.2%, but clothing was down 11.2%. During a downturn, I expect this to be the case. When the economy is performing better, I imagine clothing sales would perform much better. I think the dividends paid for 2021 and in the future will be maintained because of both firms diversifying into areas such as fashion and homewares while maintaining their core food and drink categories.The risk for supermarkets is their slim profit margins. Morrisons reported H1 2020 revenue of £8.37bn, yet gross profit was just £297m. Gross profit is simply revenue minus the direct costs of goods sold. This shows the high sales needed to generate some kind of profit. This is a clear risk if such a company wants to be classified as a sustainable dividend share to consider buying now.That said, all of these shares are on my watchlist. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 4 UK dividend shares to buy now See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Five of rugby’s biggest borefests

first_imgAfter fans and viewers slept through a turgid 80 minutes in Melbourne between Australia and France – which a produced a pitiful six points – we delve into to history books to bring you five more shockers Sometimes the scoreboard doesn’t tell the whole story and sometimes it does, and it was sure telling the truth on this occasion. There was a nasty wind throughout, what used to be called the “Twickenham Twirl”, but the pointless encounter emphasised the generally sterile style of British rugby in the early 1960s. Wales were the dominant side but full-back Kel Coslett missed five attempts at goal on his debut while fly-half Alan Rees (also winning his fist cap) was wide with four drop goals. Having moved the Twickenham crowd to tears, the pair did the decent thing and moved to rugby league later that year. So much for Aussie innovation and French flair. Last weekend’s second Test in Melbourne was one of the biggest borefests in modern memory. A scoreless first half followed by a similarly dire second period, although at least the Wallabies did manage to land a couple of penalties. By the final whistle most of the 27,000 crowd were either asleep or in tears, trying to remember the last time Test rugby had been treated to such a tedious spectacle. Let us help. Here are five more matches that are best forgotten.We are not amused: Warren Gatland watches on as Wales and Scotland rack up a record 28 of penaltiesScotland 18 Wales 28, 2013Referee Craig Joubert was largely to blame for this bore of a match that broke the record for the number of kickable penalties awarded in an international. The South African whistle-blower gave 28 penalties – 16 against Scotland and 12 against the visitors – and 18 of them were within kicking distance of the posts. Greg Laidlaw landed six of his eight attempts while Leigh Halfpenny potted seven from ten and also converted Richard Hibbard’s try. The set-piece was similarly stultifying with only three completed scrums in 80 minutes. “We tried to do what the referee wanted but every time we did something else would happen,” complained Scotland hooker Ross Ford.Australia 142 Namibia 0, 2003This World Cup group match was so one-sided the Adelaide crowd lost interest long before the final whistle. Chris Latham scored the Wallabies’ first try after just two minutes and there were 21 more in the remaining 78 minutes. Latham (who finished with five tries) Lote Tuqiri and Matt Giteau all scored hat-tricks against an understrength Namibian side whose leading players were being rested for the game against Romania five days later. The result was the biggest winning margin in World Cup history but the torrent of tries did the sport no favours.Dejected: The Namibian players were on the end of a142-0 drubbing that was little fun to watchScotland 6 England 9, 1988 Please make it end: The Wallaby management look bored watching the 6-0 win over France center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It wasn’t just the players’ pride that got dented as a result of this colourless Calcutta Cup encounter. Late on Saturday night England’s Dean Richards and Scotland’s John Jeffrey took the famous old trophy on a tour of Edinburgh pubs, returning a few hours later with something that looked more like a shield than a cup. As for the game itself, it was in the words of one Scottish newspaper “a snoozathon” with all the points coming from penalties. “England killed the ball at every opportunity,” muttered Scotland captain Gary Callender. “ They didn’t seem to mind just moving from one scrum to the next.”Forward battle: The 1988 Calcutta Cup was a game with few positivesScotland 0, Wales 6, 1963The brutal winter of 1963 was known as the ‘Big Freeze’ but that was still no excuse for the numbing display of rugby served up between Scotland and Wales in that year’s Five Nations. Wales’ Clive Rowlands was the ringmaster of boredom, the scrum-half kicking for touch continuously in a game that contained 111 line-outs. Admittedly, Rowlands did land a sweet drop goal but that was the only highlight of a game which the Daily Telegraph labelled “the ultimate in non-handling rugby”.England 0 Wales 0, 1962last_img read more

Premiership final Exeter v Wasps live stream: Match preview and how to watch

first_imgMore than a year since it commenced, the 2019-20 Premiership reaches a tantalising climax as Exeter and Wasps clash at Twickenham today. Here’s what you need to know Double sting: Exeter’s Ian Whitten is pincered during their win over Wasps in the 2017 final (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. * Jack Willis’s turnover tally of 44 in this season’s Premiership is the most recorded since Opta began collecting this data in 2008/09.* Wasps wing Zach Kibirige has made more clean breaks (30) than any other player in the league this season. He is one of five players with ten tries in this campaign, Chiefs forwards Jonny Hill and Sam Simmonds being others. Ollie Thorley and Ben Earl have 11 each.* Gareth Steenson has scored 1,651 points in his Premiership career. Six more points would see him leapfrog Nick Evans as the fourth-highest scorer in the competition’s history.Although sadly there will be no fans at Twickenham today, you can still buy the official match programme – click here to get your memento.Below you can watch highlights of the incredible 2017 final, won 23-20 by Exeter.Exeter: Stuart Hogg; Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Ollie Devoto, Olly Woodburn; Joe Simmonds (capt), Jack Maunder; Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Harry Williams, Sam Skinner, Jonny Hill, Dave Ewers, Jannes Kirsten, Sam Simmonds.Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Gareth Steenson, 23 Ian Whitten.Wasps: Matteo Minozzi; Zach Kibirige, Juan de Jongh, Jimmy Gopperth, Josh Bassett; Jacob Umaga, Dan Robson; Tom West, Tommy Taylor, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Joe Launchbury (capt), Will Rowlands, Jack Willis, Thomas Young, Tom Willis.Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Ben Harris, 18 Biyi Alo, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Ben Morris, 21 Ben Vellacott, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Michael Le Bourgeois.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for today’s Premiership final wherever you are…How to watch Exeter v Wasps from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Exeter v Wasps, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address, so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNExeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from the UKExeter v Wasps, which kicks off at 6pm today, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. Coverage starts at 5.15pm. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when the Premiership final takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Channel 5 will be showing highlights of the final tomorrow – the show starts at 1.05pm.Exeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch the Premiership final (kick-off 7pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Exeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Exeter v Wasps will kick off at 1pm EST and 10am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Exeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Exeter v Wasps at 4am on Sunday (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundleExeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to the Premiership final from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 6am on Sunday on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerExeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, SuperSport shows matches in South Africa. South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Exeter v Wasps kicks off at 7pm on SuperSport Variety 1.There are various DStv packages that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Exeter v Wasps live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch the Premiership final in Japan (kick-off 2am). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN hereWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. center_img Premiership final Exeter v Wasps live stream: Match preview and how to watchPhew, almost there. After an avalanche of games post lockdown passed without incident, recent weeks have seen Covid-19 cause a degree of chaos to the enthralling 2019-20 Gallagher Premiership season run-in.Today’s final between Exeter and Wasps at Twickenham (6pm) was in jeopardy until midweek. Even though Wasps got the green light to play, 11 of their 33-man squad are unavailable having tested positive for coronavirus or been in close contact with someone who has. Four of the absent 11 would have been in today’s match-day squad.A knock-on effect is that Wasps have barely trained in the past fortnight, although head coach Lee Blackett said: “You could argue we’ll be fresh.”Referee Wayne Barnes has also tested positive for Covid-19 and so will miss out on his tenth final. Craig Maxwell-Keys takes charge of it for the first time while Danae Zamboulis becomes the first woman to serve as citing officer in a Premiership final.In 2017, the two teams produced a classic Premiership final in which Wasps came within 30 seconds of victory. Then Nathan Hughes conceded a breakdown penalty that Gareth Steenson kicked to square the match. A collapsed scrum allowed Steenson to win it in extra time.Rapture: Jack Nowell celebrates scoring in the 2017 final, a red-letter day for the Chiefs (Getty Images)Twickenham throbbed with tension and excitement that glorious May day. This evening’s match in the cavernous stadium will lack the atmosphere but it could prove another belter, even if the weather doesn’t play ball.Exeter are heavily favoured by the bookies. They topped the table with ease – the gap over Wasps narrowing late on only because Chiefs rested players – and are buoyed by bagging their first Heineken Champions Cup crown a week ago. They are bidding to emulate Leicester, Wasps and Saracens in achieving a domestic and European double.Wasps will not be cowed, having won three of the past five Premiership meetings. And they have been tearing up trees this year, winning 12 of their past 13 league matches with an average of five tries and 40 points a game.Explaining how they’ve shot from tenth place last Christmas to title contenders, centre Jimmy Gopperth told BT Sport recently: “The main thing is we stayed positive to our process and what we’re trying to achieve.“The number one thing that Lee has installed with us is enjoyment. You bash your body every day, so when you come out to play a game you’ve got to have a smile on your face. You’ve got to enjoy it, otherwise there’s no point.”The sides met as recently as three weeks ago, when Wasps thrashed an understrength Chiefs 46-5. Exeter had won 38-3 earlier in the season, although Wasps are a different animal now.Coming through: Jimmy Gopperth scores Wasps’ third try against the Chiefs earlier this month (Getty)Even so, four of Chiefs’ five tries derived from the forwards – two pick and goes, a lineout drive and a penalty try from an advancing scrum. That is what Exeter do to opponents on a regular basis and it’s a measure of the task facing Wasps today.Wasps are chasing their fifth Premiership final victory, which would see them tie with Saracens for most titles in the play-off era. If they’re to succeed, they’ll need to spoil Exeter’s possession at the breakdown, as Racing managed to do at times in the Champions Cup final.Related content: Exeter become European championsBack-row Jack Willis has been monumental this season and will need to be again. “Why is he the Premiership Player of the Season? Because time and time again he makes huge impacts when it counts,” said Austin Healey during Wasps’ semi-final win over Bristol. “Those guys (selectors) watching… if you pick anyone else, we need someone else in charge of England.”Willis is exceptional in several areas but his 44 turnovers won in this season’s Premiership – more than the next two players on the list combined – is astonishing. Exeter will surely plan to resource the rucks a little more diligently than a week ago.England class: Wasps back-row Jack Willis after winning a turnover against Bristol in the semi-final (Getty)The Chiefs freshen up their starting XV, with Ollie Devoto replacing Ian Whitten at centre and Olly Woodburn getting the nod over Tom O’Flaherty on the wing. Up front, Sam Skinner and Jannes Kirsten start in place of Jonny Gray and Jacques Vermeulen respectively.Gareth Steenson, the club’s record point-scorer, makes his final appearance before joining the coaching staff next season. The Ulsterman has scored 2,630 points in 311 appearances for Exeter and will bow out as a Chiefs legend.Related content: Gareth Steenson walks off into the sunsetDoR Rob Baxter said: “Wasps have been smouldering for a few weeks, sitting there waiting, preparing, getting ready for what in every sense is the biggest game of the season.“In every meeting we’ve told the players we have to make sure we hit the pitch and match Wasps in every area, because they are going to bring a physicality and an intensity that will be right up there. I’d love for the players to round off their season in a special way by producing one of those big Exeter-type performances.”Keepie-uppie: second-row Jonny Hill tries to get control of the ball during Chiefs’ training (Getty Images)Wasps also make four changes from their previous match, the semi-final against Bristol.Tom Willis joins brother Jack in the back row, Jeff Toomaga-Allen and Tom West both start in the front row, and Juan de Jongh pairs up with Gopperth in midfield.Brad Shields, Kieran Brookes, Simon McIntyre and Alfie Barbeary are all unavailable after being ruled out due to contact tracing protocols. Malakai Fekitoa misses out through a groin injury picked up against the Bears.Blackett said: “It hasn’t been ideal preparation but the players have coped with it admirably.“A lot of credit must also go to the staff, especially team manager Dave Bassett, head of medical Ali James and club doctor Ralph Mitchell. The amount of work that they’ve put in behind the scenes to allow us to play this game is phenomenal.“The one thing we spoke about at the start of the season is being adaptable. Now the players will do everything they can to put in a performance. We know it will be tough but we are confident with the form that we can take into the game.”Big day: Lee Blackett leads Wasps into a final for the first time having taken charge in mid-season (Getty)Here are a few more interesting stats about today’s game…* This will be Exeter’s fifth successive Premiership final, and sixth Premiership game at Twickenham. Their sole victory at the venue was that defeat of Wasps in the 2017 final.* Wasps haven’t won the title since 2008, when Exeter were still in the RFU Championship.* Exeter have the best goalkicking success rate (88%) in the Premiership this season, ahead of second-placed Wasps (81%). Individually Gareth Steenson (92%) and Joe Simmonds (89%) have the best rates in the league.* Chiefs full-back Stuart Hogg has averaged 86 metres gained per league match this season – the third-highest figure in the competition.* Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson has had a hand in 20 tries (13 assists, 7 tries) in the Premiership this season, more than any other player. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Casa Desgraz / studio inches architettura

first_img Casa Desgraz / studio inches architettura photographs:  Simone BossiPhotographs:  Simone Bossi Developer:AP Costruzioni edili SaglStructural Engeneering:Jelmoni SA
Electrical Installation:Elettricità De LorenziRoof Seals:GRG CarpenteriaPlumber:Deco SA
Flooring:Gamboni Shop SADesign Team:Matteo Inches, Nastasja Geleta, Vincenzo RothenCity:LocarnoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simone BossiText description provided by the architects. Casa Desgraz, which was commissioned by an elderly couple, is located in Solduno, a tranquil town in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, close to Locarno and the Lago Maggiore.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe original house had parts from the beginning of the XX century with further additions dated between the 1950 and 1960. The project deals with the local building laws applied to constructions in protected nucleus zone that don’t allow existing openings to be modified or the typology of the roof to be changed.Save this picture!© Simone BossiDue to these restrictions the structural envelope was not changed. The number of openings and their dimensions remain the same. The pitched roof on the other hand was raised by 1 meter in order to offer extra space in the living areas and refurbished following the construction techniques of the local typologies but at the same time applying a new aesthetic. The roof is imagined as a thin layer that crowns the building and underlines its massive and irregular historical walls.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanThe interior of the building was totally emptied and completely rebuilt. The technical room, laundry, guest bedroom are located on the ground floor where as the kitchen and living area are on 1st floor. The master bedroom and its bathroom are on the top floor.Save this picture!© Simone BossiWood is applied as the main finishing material; it is used like a coating that wraps the spaces and increases the perception of being enclosed in a private, warm and domestic environment.Save this picture!© Simone BossiThe double height space in the living room increases the perception of verticality and size of the space as well as allowing a visual and acoustic connection between the sleeping area and the lower spaces.Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessWatch the 11-Year Construction of One World Trade Center in this Time-LapseArchitecture NewsOpen Call: AECOM’s 2015 Urban SOS Student CompetitionArchitecture Competitions Share Architects: Studio Inches Architettura Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeStudio Inches ArchitetturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLocarnoHousesRefurbishmentSwitzerlandPublished on June 06, 2015Cite: “Casa Desgraz / studio inches architettura” 06 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Projects 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/638030/casa-desgraz-studio-inches-architettura Clipboardcenter_img Year:  CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Locarno, Switzerland 2015 Year:  Photographs Casa Desgraz / studio inches architetturaSave this projectSaveCasa Desgraz / studio inches architettura Save this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/638030/casa-desgraz-studio-inches-architettura Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

Million-pound donors report due out next week

first_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 November 2008 | News Million-pound donors report due out next week A report into donors who give a million pounds or more to charity will be published nextw eek at the launch of the new Centre for Philanthropy, Humanitarianism and Social Justice (CPHSJ) at the University of Kent.The Coutts “Million-Pound Donors Report” has been authored by Beth Breeze, co-founder of CPHSJ. It is the first attempt to collate and analyse data on UK charitable donations of £1 million or more. The aim of the report is to assess the scale and impact of such gifts, of which almost 200 were identified for 2006/2007, and to get a better understanding of who is making them and what causes they are supporting.Dr Iain Wilkinson, Director of CPHSJ, said that the report was the first publication in an initiative to track trends in major giving within established and emerging sectors of philanthropy. He said: “It aims to provide donors, philanthropic advisors, fundraisers and policymakers with a robust evidence base from which to engage in debates over the social value of philanthropy and the means by which this might be promoted and enhanced”.Mark Evans, Head of Family Business and Philanthropy at Coutts & Co, said: “We are delighted to be working with the University of Kent to raise awareness of the contribution of million-pound donors to so many different causes. It is also why our focus at Coutts is on helping private clients create their own effective giving strategies.”Copies of the Coutts Million-Pound Donors Report will be available for free download after the launch on 6 November from:www.kent.ac.uk/sspssr/cphsj AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Major gift Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more